A scan of a newspaper picture of the Dutch passengerliner "Willem Ruys", owned by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, flag the Netherlands. Build at the "De Schelde" Scheepswerf in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The keel of yard number 214 was laid down in January 1939. Due to the outbreak of the war the construction was halted and she remained on the slipway. First the Germans tried to bomb the vessel, buth then they continued the construction, which was sabotaged a few times by the Dutch resistance. The rusting hull survived the war and it was decided to complete her, becoming a matter of national pride. On the 1st of July 1946 she was launched and christened "Willem Ruys", named after the great-grandson of the founder of the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, who was shot by the Germans on the 15th of August 1942, together with two other citizen of Rotterdam, after having been taken as hostages in retaliaton for an attack on the railways near Rotterdam. On the 2nd of December 1947 the "Willem Ruys", grt. 21.119, l.o.a. 192.43 mt. set out on her maiden trip from Rotterdam to the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) and became the most popular liner on the Indonesia route.
When you became interested in this most popular liner, the SCALDIS CARDBOARD MODELCLUB in the Netherlands has a beautiful and detailed model of this fine ship, and of many other famous and less famous ships as well. Visit their web page at:
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
m.v. "Anatoliy Lunacharskiy", owner USSR-Baltic Shipping Co., Leningrad (St. Petersburg) USSR. (Russia), flag USSR. Build 1971 at VEB Warnowwerft Warnemunde, Germany. Grt. 9.323, dwt. 13.150, l.o.a. 151.49 mt. Engine type Motor, MAN-VEB Dieselmotorenwerk Rostock, 9.600 hp., speed 18.25 kn. Vessel type Cargo.
m.v. "Ghardaia", owner Compagnie Algero-Libyenne de Transport Maritime, Tripoli, Libya, flag Libya. Build 1980 at Schlichting Werft, Travemunde, Germany. Grt. 1.594, deadw. 2.900 ton, l.o.a. 114.00 mt., engine type Motor, MaK, 4.500 hp., speed 16 kn. Vessel type Ro/C/Con.
m.v. Glaciar Perito Moreno, owner ELMA, Buenos Aires, Arnetina, flag Argentina. Build 1981 at Ast. Alianza S.A., Avellaneda, Argentina. Grt. 9.012, dwt. 10.450, l.o.a. 146.51 mt. Engine type Motor, Sulzer-A.F.N.E., 13.300 hp., speed 20 kn., vessel type Reefer.
Monday, 25 July 2011
m.v. "Capo Amaranto", owner Cryomar Compagnia di Navigazione SpA., Naples, Italy, flag Italy. Build in 1982 at Cantiere Navale Luigi Orlando, Livorno, Italy. Grt. 2.973, dwt. 3.387, l.o.a. 99.98 mt., engine type Motor, Grandi Motori Trieste, 3.500 hp., vessel type LPG/Ammonia Carrier.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
m.v. "Dong Ming", ex Sea Amber '73, owner China Ocean Shipping Co, Guangzhou, P.R. of China. Flag P.R. of China. Build 1964 at N.V. Koninklijke Maatschappij "De Schelde", Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Grt. 10.421, dwt 15.627, l.o.a. 157.41 mt., engine type Motor, Sulzer-N.V. Kon. Mij. "De Schelde", 6.600 hp., speed 15 kn. Vessel type Cargo.
m.v. "Aardenburgh", owner Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Kroonburgh B.V. , Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Flag the Netherlands. Build 1966 at fa. C. Amels & Zoon Scheepswerf & Machinefabriek "Welgelegen", Makkum, the Netherlands. Gross 499 ton, deadw. 1.104 ton, l.o.a. 72.98 mt. Engine type Motor, MAN, 1.485 hp., speed 13 kn., vessel type Cargo.
Friday, 22 July 2011
m.v. "Pancaldo", owner Italia di Navigazione SpA, Napoli, Italy, flag Italian. Build in 1978 at Italcantieri SpA, Genova, Italy. Gwt 19.500, dwt. 17.241, loa. 186.44 mt., engine type Motor Grande Motori Trieste, 21.700 hp., speed 23 kn. Vesel type Con/RoRo/Gen. Cargo.
m.v. "Moordrecht", owner Phs. van Ommeren, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, flag the Netherlands. Build at Gotaverken Oresundvarvet A/B, Landskrona, Sweden. Grt. 26.701, deadw. 44.600 ton, lao. 191.36 mt. Engine type Motor, B&W-Gotaverken, 13.100 hp., speed 16 kn., vessel type Bulk
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
s.s. "Ruth Likes". Owner Lykes Bros. Steamship Company Inc., Galveston, USA. flag USA.Build 1966 at Avondale Shipyards Inc., Avondale, USA. Gtw 10.954, dwt. 14.897 ton, loa. 164.60 mt. Engine type Steam Turbine, Westinghouse El. Corp., 15.500 shp., speed 20 kn. Vessel type Cargo.
m.v. "Skafta", ex Borre '81, owner Hafskip H/f, Reykjavik, Iceland, flag Iceland. Build 1970 at Trondhjems M/V, Aker Trondelag A/S, Trondheim, Norway. Grt. 1.498, deadw. 2.873 ton, l.o.a. 87.00 mt., engine type Motor, N.V. Werkspoor, 4.400 hp., speed 15 kn. Vessel type RoRo/Cargo.
Monday, 18 July 2011
m.v. "Sierra Gredos", owner Maritima del Norte S.A., Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, flag Spain. build 1979 at Maritima del Musel S.A., Gijon, Spain. Grt. 1.225, net. 580 ton, dwt. 2.373, loa. 85.91 mt. Engine type Deutz-Hijos de J. Barreras, 2.600 hp., speed 14 kn. vessel type R.